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by Old Hywel
Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Grill markings
Replies: 11
Views: 66

Re: Grill markings

John b wrote:
Sun Jun 20, 2021 3:41 pm
..use it to stamp enfo on a new grille support?
But backwards.
by Old Hywel
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: double wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: double wheels

You’ll need a set of male/female adaptor nuts. For example 5585 from Agriline. Use these to secure the original wheels, then a second set, reversed. Standard wheels, nothing extra.
As for the width, you’d probably be much narrower than many big modern tractors.
by Old Hywel
Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Billy's LH mudguard - Repairing corroded tinwork
Replies: 23
Views: 339

Re: Billy's LH mudguard - Repairing corroded tinwork

I notice grease nipples ‘fore and aft’ on the axle. Is this usual?
by Old Hywel
Sun May 30, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: How to change oil pan gaskets?
Replies: 54
Views: 1143

Re: How to change oil pan gaskets?

Billy26F5 wrote:
Sat May 29, 2021 11:04 pm
....Also try lowering the hydraulic main control lever ...
Is it possible that the external service hydraulic control is out, with lever up? That would load the system.
by Old Hywel
Wed May 26, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: How to change oil pan gaskets?
Replies: 54
Views: 1143

Re: How to change oil pan gaskets?

Fastening the engine stop control would be easier than removing injector lines.
by Old Hywel
Wed May 12, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Fordson Dealers, Chelmsford Essex 1961
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: Fordson Dealers, Chelmsford Essex 1961

Ernest Doe is only 10 miles from Chelmsford.
by Old Hywel
Mon May 03, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: So you're supposed to change the oil in your governor - Who knew?
Replies: 13
Views: 501

Re: So you're supposed to change the oil in your governor - Who knew?

Sounds like it’s fine. I am though intrigued to see recommendations to change the oil in the injection pump. The Dexta Instruction Book makes no mention of this in the service schedule, indeed the only reference states ‘The fuel injection pump should not require attention between engine overhauls...’
by Old Hywel
Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Super Dexta 1964 Handbrake only brakes Right wheel
Replies: 11
Views: 379

Re: Super Dexta 1964 Handbrake only brakes Right wheel

Old Hywel wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:14 am
Lock the pedals.
Applicable to ‘latch by your heel’ system, never thought of another type.
by Old Hywel
Sat Apr 24, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: ‘55 Major, injection system issues?
Replies: 26
Views: 1865

Re: ‘55 Major, injection system issues?

Glad you found the fault.
Could you give us an idea of what was worn?
by Old Hywel
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Crack in Axle Bracket
Replies: 13
Views: 604

Re: Crack in Axle Bracket

Hi, Had exactly this once on a new major. What indid is rotate the axle 180 degrees. So the broken lug moved from rear bottom to top front. Regards emiel. Now that’s my sort of repair! How about a steel strap of some sort, below the bracket, linking the two mudguard bolts? That would support the da...
by Old Hywel
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: 1952 Fordson Major Petrol Gearbox rebuild
Replies: 20
Views: 845

Re: 1952 Fordson Major Petrol Gearbox rebuild

I’ve only seen screw-on hi/lo gearknobs on later Majors. Livedrive, perhaps?
by Old Hywel
Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Hydraulics
Replies: 14
Views: 630

Re: Hydraulics

I’m guessing that you have a separate spool valve block to operate the lift/tilt. This is fed from the external services (knob out). If you have ‘position control’ selected, and linkage fully up, then there’ll be no flow. Push in knob and lower linkage slightly, pull out knob and lift main control f...
by Old Hywel
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:29 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Lambourn cab heater
Replies: 3
Views: 613

Re: Lambourn cab heater

There was certainly no standard heater fitted. People were tough in those days, and always carried a big coat.
That said, I did fit a heater to a seventies Leyland, possibly from an Austin Cambridge. It provided the occasional waft of warm air if the wind was favourable.
by Old Hywel
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Lift arm brackets
Replies: 24
Views: 1405

Re: Lift arm brackets

‘Henry Ford, Cork’. Strange to see that on Power Major literature. Was the Irish factory still functioning?
by Old Hywel
Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Ford World Series
Topic: Ford 6700 Dual Power Transmission
Replies: 3
Views: 702

Re: Ford 6700 Dual Power Transmission

Wide 38” tyres would give a larger circumference, and a higher road speed.
by Old Hywel
Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: my gearbox rebuild
Replies: 63
Views: 49951

Re: my gearbox rebuild

There shouldn’t be EP90 anywhere in the Major back end.
by Old Hywel
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Engine oil leak
Replies: 14
Views: 1893

Re: Engine oil leak

Billy26F5 wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:33 am
I'm afraid your pics aren't visible.
Sandy
Ok here.
by Old Hywel
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Engine oil leak
Replies: 14
Views: 1893

Re: Engine oil leak

When you fit the new seal, don’t press it fully into the housing. That way the lip should bear on an unworn section.
by Old Hywel
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: First Tractor Restore
Replies: 7
Views: 807

Re: First Tractor Restore

I’m wondering what you’ll do with those mudguards. Probably homemade, but sound-looking and functional.
by Old Hywel
Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Hydraulic top cover swap
Replies: 6
Views: 750

Re: Hydraulic top cover swap

How about the 3000? Certainly similar, perhaps you could find one to compare.
by Old Hywel
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Fordson Dexta Petrol Exhaust elbow
Replies: 9
Views: 914

Re: Fordson Dexta Petrol Exhaust elbow

Not familiar with the petrol version, but wasn’t it the same engine as the grey Fergy 20?
Plenty of parts available for those.
by Old Hywel
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Engine oil leak
Replies: 14
Views: 1893

Re: Engine oil leak

Henk’s comprehensive instructions omit one important detail;
Place a suitable support under the engine before removing front axle. :D
by Old Hywel
Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta not charging
Replies: 16
Views: 1742

Re: Dexta not charging

Billy26F5 wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:26 am
...... changing the earth ...........The wiring diagram needs a change to be accurate for negative earth.
Not a big problem then. Nor the ammeter working backwards.
by Old Hywel
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: live grive gearbox
Replies: 37
Views: 3488

Re: live grive gearbox

I’ve vague memories of a persistent oil leak from a Super Major bellhousing. It was plainly gearbox oil, so the tractor was split, gearbox input shaft seal replaced, and reassembled. When it still leaked, we deduced that it must be the small seal between the shafts which was faulty, so this too was ...